The Plastic Problem from Lonely Planet Kids

Posted on May 22nd, 2020 - Fiona

We all have the message that we need to look after the health of our planet. The amount of waste we produce is becoming a real problem.  Understanding what we can recycle and reuse, what we should avoid, what is harmful and what we should encourage can be confusing. Lonely Planet kids have a super helpful book aimed at 9 – 12 year olds which looks into our plastic problem with 60 sensible ideas for how to reduce our waste and help save the earth. Read on to discover more about The Plastic Problem and for your chance to win a copy.  

 

The Plastic Problem

About The Plastic Problem

The book aims to educate the reader on the complexity of plastic. Learn the history of plastic, how and where it is used and how you can make a difference. Discover the different formats, which can be recycled, which can be reused, which are safe to eat from and so much more. It turns out only 8% of plastic is recycled around the world yet it is found in so many products from our home to our clothes.  

Understanding is the first step to doing something about our plastic habit. The 60 initiatives set out in the book are both achievable and practical; an easy way to make a difference and look after our planet.  

Pages from The Plastic Problem Book

What we Love

  • Educational: the book is packed with useful facts in child friendly small chunks.

  • Engaging: From history to making a difference today, the book tackles its educational role in an interesting manner. 

  • Activities to start right away: Everyone can play their part with the suggested tasks in the book.

  • Helpful actionable summary to becoming a plastic patroller.

  • Checklist. Tick off each of the 60 activities as you do them.

  • Helpful glossary and further reading suggestions.

 

Need to Know

RSP £9.99
Age 9-12
Author Aubre Andrus
PublisherLonely Planet Kids
Product Details

100% plastic free book

Hardcover

210mm x 165mm

112 pages

Full colour

StockistsLonely Planet Kids online shop. Amazon, Blackwells, Telegraph books. 
ISBN9781788689359

 

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For your chance to win this thought provoking call to action book for young environmentalists, simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

Myths and Legends from Lonely Planet Kids

Disclosure

We were sent a copy of The Plastic Problem book for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Our copy of the book is available to borrow from the Coombe Mill Games Room for our holiday guests.   

 


Myths and Legends from Lonely Planet Kids

Posted on April 13th, 2020 - Fiona

Myths and Legends of the world is the perfect story book for children with a flair for imagination. The 21 stories in the book are based on historical narrative from ancient times. Many have a moral tale to them, inspire courage or simply explain away phenomena that were once a mystery, like a volcanic eruption. Animals, gods and goddesses form the characters in these captivating short stories.  

Read on to discover more and for your chance to win a copy. 

Myths and Legends book

About Myths and Legends of the World

Travel through Africa, Asia, Europe and the Arctic and discover the creatures of the sea and land that were used to explain ancient history. There are some imaginative explanations for some of the big questions such as how the world was created.  The stories are too farfetched to be mixed up with reality, but do give a little insight into different parts of the globe, their history, culture, climate and environment as the backdrop to the stories.

 

pages from Myths and Legends book

What we Love

  • Each story is easy to understand and captivating.

  • Clever Illustrations bring the myths and legends to life.

  • A helpful map at the start of each continent section helps the reader place the story.

  • Stimulates imagination, creativity and an interest in our ancient history.

Need to Know

RSP £14.99
Age Range 9 – 12 years
Author Alli Brydon
IllustratedJulia Iredale
PublisherLonely Planet Kids
Product Specification
  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Dimensions:23.7 x 1.8 x 27.5 cm
StockistsLonely Planet on line shop, Amazon, The Telegraph Bookshop.
ISBN 9781788683074

 

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Myths and Legends from Lonely Planet Kids

Disclosure

We were sent a copy of Myths and Legends of the World book for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Our copy of the book is available to borrow from the Coombe Mill Games Room for our holiday guests.   


Jana Reinhardt Hummingbird Necklace Gift

Posted on March 16th, 2020 - Fiona

Every now and then something rather special comes my way. Discovering Jana Reinhardt jewellery is one of those moments. Jana is a goldsmith specialising in beautiful wildlife themes at her family studio in Worthing. I have received the most delightful hummingbird necklace to share my thoughts with you and offer a chance to win one of these delicate necklaces for yourself or a gift to someone special.

 

Jana Reinhardt silver hummingbird necklace to win

 

 

More about Jana Reinhardt Jewellery

From the packaging to the craftsmanship, this jewellery oozes care and attention to detail. Jana includes a wonderful booklet with her jewellery covering their history in goldsmithing, care for your jewellery and their green policy. Furthermore, you can’t fail to be enticed with a selection of the beautiful pieces they produce. Engraving and commissioned jewellery is also an option, perfect for a wedding, engagement, anniversary or special birthday.

 

Jana Reinhardt Jewellery Range

The Hummingbird Necklace

The dear little hummingbird necklace is one of the favourites in the range; it is not hard to see why. Hummingbirds are believed to represent joy coming into your life and rescilliance, a perfect symbol to wear everyday or for an evening out.

 Here are a few of details you need to know:

Retail Price£89
Chain
  • classic curb chain,
  •  worn at 16 or 18 inches (41 or 46cm).
Bird details
  • textured with a polished beak and wing tips
  • 10 x 9mm
MaterialStirling silver
Stockistwww.janareinhardt.com online shop

 

Who would enjoy the Hummingbird Necklace?

As a mother myself I would love to receive a gift like this hummingbird necklace on my birthday, mother’s day or as an anniversary present.  We are actually 25 years married this summer which is our silver anniversary (Hint hint Farmer Nick). However from the moment my daughter set eyes on it she wants one too, it is her 16th birthday next month so clearly this is a winner across the age groups.  If you like chunky statement jewellery, this is probably not for you, but if you like understated, dainty and delicate this is perfect.

Wearing Hummingbird necklace

 

Win your hummingbird necklace with Jana Reinhardt jewellery and Coombe Mill

For your chance to win this delightful  sterling silver necklace simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part. 

Hummingbird Necklace

Disclosure

I was sent a hummingbird necklace to keep for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions on the necklace are my own.


Wild in the City from Lonely Planet Kids

Posted on February 24th, 2020 - Fiona

There are a fascinating collection of creatures living alongside us in our urban areas. Nature has a remarkable way of adapting to the environment we have created. For the benefits of young minds, who better than Lonely Planet Kids to uncover the wild side of cities around the world. Do you know someone who would enjoy Wild in the City? Read on to discover more about this lovely book and for your chance to win a copy.  

 

Wild in the City book Lonely Planet Kids

About Wild in the City

Animals from all over the world have learnt to adapt to the growing urbanisation of our planet. In Wild in the City some surprising animals, together with their clever behaviour are uncovered.  Did you know that the friendly English fox likes to hop on the capital’s busses and tubes? While their natural diet is berries and small mammals, they have learned to rummage through the city bins for our throw away food scraps too. We are not the only city with animals prowling the street at night; discover the leopards in Mumbai, mountain Lions in Los Angeles and deer in Japan. This lovely book looks at how they survive and how you can help them, it also covers bugs, birds and reptiles, so there is plenty to explore wherever you live or travel.  

pages from wild in the city

What we Love

  • Educational: the book is packed with fascinating facts in child friendly small chunks. 

  • Engaging: From paw prints to poo kids will be taken by the animal kingdom living next door to us.

  • Beautifully illustrated: Every bite sized section has an accompanying image

  • Logical lay out: Sectioned by Mammals, birds, reptiles and bugs. Also contains a helpful glossary, Index and double spread on how you can help or city friends.

 

Need to Know

 

RSP £12.99
Age Age 7 -12
Product Properties
  • Hardback
  • 112 pages
  • colour
  • Dimensions: 251mm × 311mm
AuthorKate Baker
IllustratorGianulca Foll
PublisherLonely Planet Kids
StockistsLonely Planet Kids online, Amazon, WHSmith, Wordery
ISBN9781788684903

 

 

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Hidden Wonders from Lonely Planet Kids

Disclosure

We were sent a copy of the Wild in the City book for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Our copy of the book is available to borrow from the Coombe Mill Games Room for our holiday guests.   


The Surprising Lives of Animals from Quarto Kids

Posted on February 10th, 2020 - Fiona

If you have a young budding animal lover in your house, I may have found the perfect book. Aimed at Age 6 plus “The Surprising Lives of Animals” is a wonderful insight into animal behaviour, their environment and the characteristics they have in common with us humans. Pitched at young learners the book aims to educate and delight young minds whilst capturing their imagination. Do you know someone who would enjoy this book? Read on to discover more and for your chance to win a copy.  

 

The Surprising Lives of Animals from Quarto Kids

About The Surprising Lives of Animals

Animals from all over the world are brought to you in this wonderful book of discovery. See which baby animals enjoy a little play time just like us from chase to tobogganing! Find out about the love they share, the baths they enjoy, the clever ones and the sneaky characters. There are so many comparisons to draw with humans; it will captivate any youngster with an animal connection.

Pages from The Surprising Lives of Animals

What we Love

  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Beautifully illustrated
  • Bite sized digestible pieces of information
  • Helpful glossary and further reading suggestions

Need to Know

RSP £12.99
Suitable from Age 6+
Product Specifications

Hardback

48 pages

Full colour

AuthorAnna Claybourne
IllustratorStef Murphy
PublisherQuarto Kids
StockistsQuarto online, Amazon, 
ISBN9781782408161

 

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Surprising lives of animals

Disclosure

We were sent a copy of the Surprising Lives of Animals book for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Our copy of the book is available to borrow from the Coombe Mill Games Room for our holiday guests.